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2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year

Post by Crazins » December 21st, 2015, 7:46 pm

Well it's been a loooooong time since the last time I was on the forum. I'm returning to share some of my photos from this year and promote a calendar I made for 2016.

The calendar can be purchased here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/my-calendar/ca ... 40523.html

And for more of my photos, please check out my flickr here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marisa_ishimatsu/


And now on to some finds from 2016.
Started off by going to the Peruvian Amazon for the second time...
ImageRed Vine Snake- Tripanurgos compressus, in situ by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageAmazon Tree Boa, Corallus hortulanus by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageCrested Forest Toad- Bufo margaritifer, in situ by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageHyla minuta, Least treefrog, in situ by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageMatamata, Chelus fimbriatus by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageThe Ferry by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageChestnut-eared Aracari by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImagePink River Dolphin- Inia geoffrensis by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageThree-toed sloth at sunset by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr



And then I came home and did some herping around northern California...
ImageLampropeltis zonata multicincta - Sierra Mountain Kingsnake by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageGIlbert's skink- Intergrade of Northern Brown Skink - Plestiodon gilberti placerensis and Greater Brown Skink - Plestiodon gilberti gilberti by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageSanta Cruz Gartersnake - Thamnophis atratus atratus by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageCoast Mountain Kingsnake- Lampropeltis zonata multifaciata by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr




With a single weekend trip to AZ for this jewel...
ImageSouthwestern Speckled Rattlesnake- Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus, in situ by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr


And decided to run off to Honduras for a quick trip...
ImageRatsnake- Spilotes pullatus by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageMexican hairy dwarf porcupine, Sphiggurus mexicanus by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageRed-Eyed Tree Frog- Agalychnis callidryas by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageRed-Eyed Tree Frog- Agalychnis callidryas by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageMicrurus nigrocinctus by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImagePigmy Owl by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr


And then I laid low for a little while until two epic trips to Baja for some endemics...
ImageCrotalus mitchelli muertensis, in situ by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageSan Esteban chuckwalla- Sauromalus varius by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageCrotalus mitchellii angelensis by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageLampropeltis getula by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageSan Esteban chuckwalla- Sauromalus varius by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageLampropeltis getula by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageMasticophis sleveni by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageSunrise over Isla Ángel de la Guarda by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageWest Coast Gartersnake- Thamnophis validus celaeno by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageMexican mole lizard- Bipes biporus by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageBipes biporus by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageCape gopher snake- Pituophis catenifer vertebralis by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageCrotalus estebanensus by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr



And then I came home to California again...
ImageRe-edited C. c. lateroropens by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageDesert Bighorn Ram by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageBrothers by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageLoggerhead Shrike by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageFeral Donkeys by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr

ImageDesert Sunset by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr





...and thus is ending the best year of my life so far. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Sorry for the lack of narrative; it has been a long day. Hope you enjoyed my photos!

And remember to take a look at my calendar here!
http://www.lulu.com/shop/my-calendar/ca ... 40523.html


Thanks so much for looking!
-Marisa

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Re: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year

Post by MattSullivan » December 22nd, 2015, 10:57 am

nice, Marisa. had a solid year, and some great shots

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Re: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year

Post by bgorum » December 23rd, 2015, 7:26 am

Awesome stuff Marissa!

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Re: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year

Post by AndyKraemer » December 24th, 2015, 8:24 pm

These are some of the best herp photos I've ever seen! Very nicely done, Marisa!

Cheers,
Andy

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Re: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year

Post by yolodave » December 24th, 2015, 10:48 pm

Wow, what a treat to look at these photos. Great stuff Marisa.

Dave

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Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Post by Ameron » December 25th, 2015, 6:59 am

Wow, Marisa! I don't know where to begin, so I'll just plunge:

1. How cool that your avatar states: My Car (I believe you)
2. You really get around! I thought that I've seen some places. I've lived in 8 USA states, traveled thru 22, have been to CN & MX briefly. However, the scope of your photos, and the breadth of terrain & wildlife they exhibited, are some of the best photos I"ve EVER seen. Even for a world-class forum like this one, your photos shine.
3. I hope that your calendar sells well. If I get employed soon, I may buy one.
4. Among my favorite photos is the Conjuncta Cal King from mid Baja (same origin of my Rosy Boa's ancestors). At first, I thought that the snake was a Desert Kingsnake, but then saw the photo caption and recognized the subspecies.
5. Also very cool are the old car or building photos with the wild west backdrop. I have some from Fossil, OR that are very similar to yours.

You are an inspiration, and I enjoyed this post tremendously. Shine on!

Don in Vancouver, WA

1.0 Lampropeltis getula splendida
1.0 Terrapene carolina carolina
1.0 Terrapene carolina triangus
0.1 Lichurana trivirgata trivirgata
0.1 Boa dumerli (reclassified in 2015 from Acrantophis dumerili)

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Re: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year

Post by monklet » December 25th, 2015, 8:17 am

To my eye that is the best collection of herp images I've ever seen. Your technique for framing the snakes in such natural poses takes it to a new level!!! That and such awesome finds and adventures!!! :beer: :beer: :beer:

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Re: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year

Post by the_cw1 » December 25th, 2015, 12:00 pm

Awesome stuff! The matamata was quite a gem. :)

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